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Travel & Tourism - Features of Worldwide Destinations

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Shaday Duncombe

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Travel & Tourism - Features of Worldwide Destinations

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Features of Worldwide Destinations Travel & Tourism General Facts Main Global Features Timezones and Climates (between 5 degrees North and South of the Equator)
hot wet and humid all year around
e.g. Brazil, Amazon Climate Zones Tropical latitudes Climate Zone sub-tropical latitudes Climate Zones Temperate Latitudes Climate Zones The northern hemisphere of the earth has most land while the southern hemisphere consist mainly of water There are seven continents And four main bodies of water Starter Activity locate the seven continents and four main bodies of water. North America South America Europe Africa Asia Australia Antarctica North Pacific South
Pacific Atlantic Ocean Indian
Ocean equatorial latitude Arctic Circle Tropic of Cancer Equator Tropic of Capricorn Antarctic Cirlce anywhere between 23.5 degrees North and South of The Equator.
no cold seasons but summer rains
e.g. Africa Savannah between 23.5 and approximately 30 degrees north and south of the equator

more of a colder season than tropical and usually with stronger summer rains

e.g. Dubai and lower Australia between approximately 30 and 66.5 degrees north and south of the equator warm temperate (Mediterranean): hot dry summer, cool wet winter cool temperate (USA/Canada border): cold winter hot summer even rains Climate
Zones Arctic Latitudes around 66.5 North and South of the equator harsh cold winters with snow, cool summer with rain e.g. Scandinavia Climate Zones Polar Latitudes anywhere between the poles and 66.5 North and South snow and ice prevail for most years e.g. Greenland Effects of Climate on Tourist Destinations seasonal natural disasters. e.g storms, hurricanes, typhoons Peak Seasons due to climatic attractions Off seasons due to unfavorable weather Any other Suggestions?
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